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moebius
08-02-2012, 07:59 AM
I wonder why the Chinese decided only to have 1 gymnast do all the events in qualification. That one gymnast didn't even make it to top 24. I guess they were concentrating on getting the team gold instead of all around gold. It's strange to not see a Chinese competing for the all around title.

SmallFairy
08-02-2012, 08:49 AM
Another 4th for Ukraine....millions depressions again....I SO much want a medal for them!!

doubleflutz
08-02-2012, 09:32 AM
I wonder why the Chinese decided only to have 1 gymnast do all the events in qualification. That one gymnast didn't even make it to top 24. I guess they were concentrating on getting the team gold instead of all around gold. It's strange to not see a Chinese competing for the all around title.

He was an alternate. If the guy he was subbed in for hadn't been injured, he probably would have made it to the AA, he did at the last two worlds.

Loves_Shizuka
08-02-2012, 09:36 AM
Guo Weiyang had a terrible time in prelims and missed the top 24. He's not that great IMO, although he redeemed himself in the TF.

jlai
08-02-2012, 11:20 AM
Perhaps the Chinese realized they don't have a gymnast with great AA potential, so invested their efforts developing specialists instead.

ioana
08-02-2012, 02:08 PM
Guo Weiyang had a terrible time in prelims and missed the top 24. He's not that great IMO, although he redeemed himself in the TF.

He was first in line as an alternate, but did not compete once Flavius Koczi withdrew. Stepan Gorbachev (KAZ) was the second alternate, but he had already left London so it was the third alternate who got into the final, Jimmy Verbaeys of Belgium.

Not that this means Guo performed any better in qualies, but I don't understand people saying he couldn't do AA. The option was there. Not sure if he was injured or 'punished', but either way he didn't take advantage of the opportunity.

iloveemoticons
08-02-2012, 02:17 PM
Congrats to all the medalists! Glad Uchimura shook off the TF issues. So :( about Orozco though. I knew he wasn't going to do well. Gymnastics seems like a job to him that his parents, especially his mom, really really want him to do, and when he's worried about winning the Olympics to pay the mortgage and help his family instead of just for himself, that's just too much pressure to handle.

Rob
08-02-2012, 03:04 PM
It's not free ;), you need to have cable/satellite.

So happy for Danell; I was gutted after PH but was so glad to see him fight back.

Wish we could have seen Orozco fight back to 8th too.

museksk8r
08-02-2012, 03:07 PM
Nguyen totally won me over with his look and style of gymnastics. I'm a total fan now! :swoon::cheer2::encore: I was googling pictures and videos of him last night like a crazy stalker. :P

Cloudy_Gumdrops
08-02-2012, 07:16 PM
Another 4th for Ukraine....millions depressions again....I SO much want a medal for them!!

Radivilov can contend for a vault medal.

Hopefully, they'll get one there.

Allskate
08-02-2012, 07:57 PM
Wish we could have seen Orozco fight back to 8th too.

I know. I would have liked to have seen his high bar routine. In fact, there's a bunch more routines I would have liked to have seen from other gymnasts. I don't know why NBC has to show us so much fluff. They were repeating fluff on Leyva. Also, I guess I'm in the minority, but I really don't care about beach volleyball. But, I'm guessing that I'm not the target demographic there. I will say that I like the diving coverage. It's concise, but fairly comprehensive with competent commentating.

vesperholly
08-02-2012, 08:17 PM
I will say that I like the diving coverage. It's concise, but fairly comprehensive with competent commentating.

I love watching diving at the Olympics. Cynthia Potter is a fantastic commentator, she explains without making it too technical and doesn't clearly favor any athletes. They also cut it very tightly so there was a minimum of following divers around doing nothing, and we saw almost all the dives from the top 5 teams.

The people cutting this coverage for NBC have no excuse not to include all relevant routines and cut out the crap. I watched the BBC live feed today for the women's AA, and they were going back and forth in time to sneak in more routines that were shown simultaneously to what was on live. We got almost all of the top group, plus they showed quite a good deal of Iordache and Izbasa, as well as a few Brits. I'd be shocked if NBC even deigned to show anyout outside of the top 4.

Anita18
08-02-2012, 08:33 PM
Nguyen totally won me over with his look and style of gymnastics. I'm a total fan now! :swoon::cheer2::encore: I was googling pictures and videos of him last night like a crazy stalker. :P
Glad I'm not the only one! :grope:

duane
08-02-2012, 08:52 PM
I love watching diving at the Olympics. Cynthia Potter is a fantastic commentator, she explains without making it too technical and doesn't clearly favor any athletes.
The coverage is excellent, and so is Potter for the reasons you state. For the most part, she is right on the money with what the marks should be.

I was so upset with the coverage of the individual all-around. One routine was shown of the eventual silver medalist! Heavens (and too bad, because the guy's a cutie!).

gingercrush
08-03-2012, 12:18 AM
Great competition. Really happy for the medalists and Nguyen was awesome. I never would have expected it. Belyavskiy did well too for a top five placing and I think he has so much more potential.

I'm really wanting a Ukranian and Russian to medal in the event finals. They deserve it. Though it'll be difficult with Ablyazin having the best chance.